We Know There's Nothing Like Online Shopping Sites With Free Shipping To Malaysia

We are the generation living in the Internet era, and one of the greatest advantage of this era is the ease at which the Internet allows us to shop from almost anywhere in the world. So in the 12th instalment of our weekly TECH TUESDAY column, we are curating this story with a list of some of the best E-Commerce sites from around the world with the facility to ship for free in Malaysia.

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1., Inc.: One of the oldest and the world's largest online retailer, Amazon offers a select range of products that can be shipped to Malaysia. Free shipping is conditional.

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One of largest online shopping sites in the world. Unfortunately, this site delivers only some products to Malaysia though. The website was launched in 1995, and originally it only sold books. Now customers can find almost anything on Amazon, including jewellery, CDs, electronic gadgets, toys and clothing. Unfortunately, not all products on Amazon will ship internationally. Malaysians can find out if an item will be shipped here by looking at the product detail page. If you see a note saying “This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.,” then it may be shipped to Malaysia.

Here are 10 things you can buy on Amazon and ship to Malaysia: Books, Blu-Ray Movies, Music CDs, Original Movie Memorabilia, Baby Clothes, Kids Toys, Video Games (PS3, Xbox 360), Fine Art, Bedding and Bath (Bath Rug, Comforters, Bed Sheets) and Sport & Outdoor Accessories. However, not all products are shipped for free in Malaysia. So be aware of this when ordering from Amazon by checking the delivery charges to Malaysia, if any. Be sure to check the cost of this when you proceed to checkout.

2. eBay: A multinational e-commerce site, it provides consumer-to-consumer sales services, and in addition to its auction-style sales, eBay has also expanded to include "Buy It Now" shopping

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eBay Malaysia offers a big selection of new and fixed price merchandise – from electronics to fashion. Users can pay via PayPal, credit card, debit card, online bank transfer and others. Malaysians can now buy from a pool of local listings, and over 25 million new global listings using Shoppers have access to more daily bargains, including up to 90% discounts off the recommended retail prices of a range of electronics, mobile accessories, computers and watches.

The site now has a personal way to curate your own shopping experience and discover items, called Feed. This new feature creates the experience of an online personal shopper by matching customer interest with eBay’s global inventory. It’s similar to creating a news feed. Also, they do offer free shipping. Just keep an eye out for sellers that are offering free shipping. Sellers in Malaysia are more likely to offer free shipping especially on purchases exceeding a certain amount.

eBay is a safe place to buy and sell. Some tips before you purchase anything from eBay: Look out for the eBay Buyer Protection logo- If you did not receive the item that you purchased or got cheated, you will be reimbursed up to a maximum of RM 750, if you meet the conditions. If you’ve paid for your item using PayPal, you’re also covered by PayPal Buyer Protection. Check the seller’s reputation- Look out for the percentage of “Positive feedback” rated by the buyers, also if the seller is rated “Power Seller”, it means the person has consistently met the requirements established by eBay and can be generally trusted. Read buyers feedback- If you spot any negative comments on the seller, avoid purchasing from the seller.

3. Book Depository: A UK-based online book seller with a motto to make "All Books Available to All", its large catalogue is offered with free shipping to over 160 countries. Yes, that includes Malaysia.

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Book Depository is an online book store many people haven’t heard of in Malaysia, but it’s a gem. This online book store is based in the UK but delivers internationally, including Malaysia. Even better is the fact the site offers free international delivery. Book Depository claims to offer over nine million titles. When you search the site, you’ll likely believe that figure, given the site’s robust book selection. You can search the website by keywords, best sellers, ‘fast movers’, ‘book of the week’ and more.

However, last year when the curator of this story had ordered a book from the Book Depository, he did not receive the book. Although, the customer service (via email) tried to track down the delivery and also sent another copy, but even that didn't get delivered. Refusing to cooperate after that, the site then stopped email exchange that too without ensuring the payment that was made is refunded. So be slightly alert when placing an order.

Some Other Online Shopping Sites Worth Mentioning

ASOS: One of the UK's largest online fashion websites, ASOS carries over 850 brands. It ships to over 237 countries with the facility for free shipping to Malaysia.

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ASOS has an attractive website, comprised of large, visually alluring pictures and a clean user interface. You can search for products through the website’s search engine, or browse by women’s or men’s products, fashion trends, or collections. ASOS also offers a marketplace where you can buy and sell pre-owned fashion wear. ASOS delivers worldwide, so yes, that includes Malaysia. And here’s even better news: if you accept the standard delivery option, shipping is free. If you need a quicker option, such as delivery within 5 days, then there is notable fee.

Lazada: A popular Malaysian online shopping site, it was started by the same company that owns Zalora. Lazada sets itself apart by being the premier online destination for electronic goods in Malaysia.

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Popular Malaysian online shopping site, offering DSLR/SLR Cameras, consumer electronics, mobiles & tablets, home appliances, fashion, health & beauty. Lazada focuses mainly on electronic goods, all the gadgets on offer are divided into specific categories like Mobiles & Tablets, Consumer Electronics, Cameras, Computers & Laptops, and so on. With all these great gadgets to choose from, you will hardly notice that their clothing section is quite limited.

Apart from electronic gadgets, Lazada is also a great website if you’re looking for books, cosmetics, bags, and watches. You can find products from almost any well-known tech brand here: Apple, Samsung, BlackBerry, Canon, Sony, HTC, Nokia, and Lenovo are just a few of the brands available. They offer discounts on almost all their products – even on those that are brand new. For some products, Lazada offers discounts of over 80%! These can be found under their “Mega Deals” section. You can rest assured that all the products are original; they can also be returned within 14 days for a full refund. In addition to offering free shipping to all locations within Malaysia, Lazada is also one of the few online shopping websites in Malaysia that offers express delivery options to customers. All of their payment options are extremely secure.
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Meanwhile, Zalora is a relatively new online store in Malaysia, but it has already become extremely popular with Malaysians. Although Zalora serves over seven countries, its shopping website for Malaysia is its most popular one. Zalora is fast becoming a household name in this country. The website is very easy to navigate, and has clear tabs for men’s, women’s and kids’ fashion. As an online retailer of clothes and shoes, Zalora offers many brands.

East Dane: A great online shopping site for men's fashion, offering over 125 designer brands and free shipping to Malaysia. It's also a subsidiary of

East Dane was launched in 2013 as the brother site to The number of designer brands isn’t as large as Shopbop, but there is still a large selection, and it continues to grow. This is also a subsidiary of Also, the website offers free shipping to Malaysia!

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